This programme was developed in collaboration with Mater Miserciordiae University Hospital (MMUH) and the specialist pain modules will be facilitated by Professor Laserina O’Connor and colleagues in the Department of Pain Medicine, MMUH.
The MSc Advanced Pain Management is a programme comprised of 7 taught modules with one integrated clinical practicum and one advanced clinical practicum. This programme consists of 100 ECTS credits positioned at Level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications (Quality and Qualification Ireland [QQI] 2014).
The programme is about learning opportunities in the delivery of high quality pain care across a variety of multifaceted clinical contexts. The MSc has been developed as a result of close partnership and collaboration with a variety of health service providers, including pain experts.
The American Society Pain Management Nursing (ASPMN) has awarded international affiliate to this programme. The Irish Pain Society (Chapter IASP) has provided a scholarship for the student with the highest academic achievement.
This programme is for health care professionals who wish to provide the highest quality of care by deepening and broadening their knowledge base in the field of pain management across communities. The MSc Advanced Pain Management programme builds on appropriate undergraduate level study to progress the student’s power of understanding for becoming more effectively, skilfully and humanely engaged in pain practice across a variety of complex environments.
You will develop a sophisticated questioning approach and practical experience of the scientific method in the context of diagnostic challenges pertinent to acute, chronic and cancer pain and pain survivorship.
How will I benefit?
This programme will support individuals who wish to make pain care an advanced part of their portfolio and in addition, plot their career development across various trajectories of care.
This is a two year programme, with two trimesters in year one and two trimesters in year two. Assessments are varied (Algorithm, Case Study, MCQ, OSLER, Dissertation) throughout the programme. In addition, students complete pain placements in year one and across varied clinical settings as part of their Advanced Clinical Practicum, trimester one in year two. Students also maintain a clinical portfolio, which outlines the learning goals and objectives for personal development towards advanced practice.
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